By registering the website www.starts.eu you accept the current version of the terms of use. We may revise these terms of use for this website at any time. If so, you will be noticed.
If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are unfortunately prohibited from accessing this site as a registered member.
www.starts.eu is a platform aiming at gathering the STARTS community at European and worldwide level. It aims at developing support tools to enhance hybrid collaborations between Science + Technology + ARTS. To that end, it brings together scientists, researchers, engineers, artists, designers and supporters through exchange of information on professional profiles, calls, achievements, news, events, exhibitions, performances, knowledge and resources related to STARTS. A central element of this mission is to be transparent about the use of personal data we make in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In the following we will inform you about the personal data we collect regarding the members of the STARTS.eu Platform, how this personal data is used, with whom it is shared and what are your rights.

1. Data controller: your contact person for the processing of your personal data

Controller for the data processing on the website www.starts.eu is:
Name: Guillaume Pellerin, IRCAM, Paris – pow@ircam.fr  
You can contact the data controller at any time if you have any questions about data protection of your personal data in STARTS.eu website.

2. Use license

Permission is granted to download the materials on the website www.starts.eu for personal use. Reproduction of the material is authorised, always provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
It is forbidden to attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on this website. It is furthermore forbidden to remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials. You may only use this website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and, in any event, for lawful and proper purposes which includes complying with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice within the European Union or other jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions. Upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. The legal basis we have for processing your personal data

The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. Starts.eu uses the personal data that you provide to organize community activities and deliver quality content and services as per your request. In certain circumstances we may otherwise process your personal data if we have a legitimate interest in doing so in the framework of starts.eu operations and we are not infringing any of your rights and freedoms. In any case, starts.eu´s legitimate operative interests do not supersede your interests.

4. Personal data we collect and how we use it

a. General principles and web host:

  • We will only retain and process your personal data where we have lawful bases. According to EU data protection law lawful bases include consent, contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or prior to entering into a contract (e.g. to deliver the services you have requested)) and legitimate interests.
  • Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • Our website is hosted by the consortium member of STARTS ECOSYSTEM (Project Number: 824950, funded by the European Commission). A contract was concluded with it, by which it ensures that it processes the data on our behalf in accordance with the GDPR and guarantees the protection of the rights of the persons concerned.
  • When using this website, personal data will be processed and stored by us for the duration necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes and legal obligations as specified in sections hereunder.
  • Our website offers you a variety of services. For each of these services different data are collected, which are listed below in §b. to §d, including the purpose of its collection and the legal basis for its collection. These services are the following:
    • Visit of the (public) website
    • Registration on the STARTS.eu platform (hereunder “Platform”), creation and use of a user profile and use of the platform services.

b. Data we automatically collect when you visit our website:

  • When you visit our web pages - be it the public website or the Platform – you consent that the web servers temporarily record each access of your terminal in a log file. The following data is recorded:
    • IP Address of the requesting computer
    • Date and time of access
    • Transferred data volume
    • Name and URL of the retrieved data
    • Browser and operating system used
    • Notification as to whether the retrieval was successful
    • Name of the Internet access provider
    • Web page from which access is made
  • This data is needed to enable you to use the website, in particular to establish a connection, and to improve the user experience. Furthermore, it enables us to take appropriate technical and organisational measures for IT system and information security.
  • The legal basis for the above processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. b GDPR, in that it is necessary for the fulfilment of the user relationship or for pre-contractual measures, as well as Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. c DSGVO, insofar as we are obliged to guarantee secure data processing in accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO. Subject to any legal storage obligations, we delete or anonymise your IP address after you leave our website

c. Data we collect when you register for the STARTS.eu Platform:

  • Voluntary information for private use only: When creating a profile, in addition to the information provided to register, you will be invited to specify:
    • Your Gender
    • Your Birthday year
    • Your Citizenship
    • How did you hear from us
    • If you want to subscribe to our newsletter
    • If you want to receive notifications from us
  • Voluntary information for public profile: When creating a profile, in addition to the information provided to register, you will be invited to specify:
    • Profile Image & Background Image
    • If you register as an individual or an organisation
    • The category(ies) you belong to
    • Your occupation
    • A short description of your activity
    • Your field of expertise
    • Your professional URL
    • Your location details (Address, postal code)
  • Voluntary information when completing a profile:
    You can voluntarily provide further information when registering - but also later. While you are having an account with the Platform, you can change or delete your voluntary information at any time.
  • These data are used to authenticate you when you log into the platform and thereby is required so that you can use the services of the Platform. The collection of this data is therefore based on Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. b GDPR. This data is stored for the duration for which you have an account with the Platform. After deletion of your account, your e-mail address and name will be stored for a reasonable period of time in order to fulfil potential legal issues.
  • Data to be provided by you when registering:
    • First name
    • Last name
    • E-mail
    • Username
    • Password
    • Confirmation of password
    • Your location details (town and country) – to appear on the STARTS community Map
  • Your consent:
    You consent that upon completion of your registration a profile page will be created for you under your full name, on which any information you may have provided will also be listed and the profile picture you have uploaded will be displayed.
    You also consent that you may be found under your full name via the search function of the Platform and that your profile page may be viewed by other persons registered into the platform. The initial default setting after completion of your profile data in your profile page, you will be visible by all the registered members of the platform.
    However, your e-mail address will never be displayed to others unless you include it in your profile description.
    The legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data in connection with the profile page is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. It will be used as long as you are a registered user of the Platform. You can always see, modify or erase your profile data stored by us. Suppressing some of these data may limit your usage of the Platform services while totally suppressing your profile will take you off the Platform and make you an unregistered user.
  • Your content, comments and activities on the Platform
    After registering on the Platform, you can take part in activities offered there. For example, see other profiles, apply to calls, follow other members, see the news of other members.
    You consent that your participation and contributions in the members´ news may be viewed by other users under your full name.
    The legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data in connection with content and comments is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.

d. Data we collect when you use the search function:
The search function is used when entering a search query in the Platform search bars. When using the search function, the following data may be recorded, in an encrypted form, to provide you with enhanced search results.
Data collected are:

  • The keywords extracted from your most recent queries
  • The keywords extracted from the URL you selected within a results page in relation to the corresponding query
  • The position in the results list of the URL you selected

This data is never shared and only used to provide you personalised services in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR. You are always able to erase the stored search data and to modify the search option to prevent storing search data (in the user setting/preferences page). It will be deleted when the user closes his account. In an anonymised form the information is used to better understand the vocabulary searched and to enhance the user experience.

e. Cookies Policy: Cookies types used and disabling through your browser settings
The STARTS.eu website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that a website sends to your browser and stores on your end device (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit them. For example, cookies can help to make surfing the internet easier by saving your previous entries or usage habits, or by increasing security by, for example, saving from which device the page has already been accessed. Cookies can also help us to record the use of the website statistically or to evaluate usage habits in order to optimise our services for you.
The STARTS.eu website uses two different types of cookies: functionality cookies and analytical cookies:
Functionality cookies - They are used to remember settings to improve your visit
Analytical cookies - They allow us to count the number of visitors and to see how they move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works. For this purpose, we use analytics services provided by Google. Learn more about Google privacy policy.
The use of cookies to process your data is necessary for the purposes mentioned to protect our legitimate interests as well as the interests of third parties.
Most browsers allow you to manage cookies via the settings. You can configure your browser so that only certain cookies or no cookies at all are stored on your computer or that a message appears each time a new cookie is created. However, completely disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website or worsen your user experience, which is no longer personal to you. Therefore, we recommend that you read it so that you know how to modify your cookie preferences.
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5. Disclosure of personal data to third parties in exceptional cases

We only share your personal data with third parties in the following cases:
Sharing your personal data is required by law in individual cases by order of a competent authority if and to the extent necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, danger prevention or enforcement of intellectual property rights in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR. This can be in particular finance and prosecution authorities.
Sharing your personal data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to the acceptance that you have a predominant protection-worthy interest in the not passing on of your data according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Such disclosure may occur, for example, in the event of attacks on our IT systems to government institutions and prosecution authorities.

6. Your rights: withdrawal of consent, information, rectification, erasure, restriction, transmission, complaint, objection

a. You have the following rights:

  • You can withdraw your consent to us at any time. As a result, we will no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future. The consequence of such a withdrawal can be that you cannot use any longer or you can only use the STARTS.eu platform to a limited extent.
  • You can request information from us as to whether we process personal data relating to you. If this is the case, you can request further information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about its details.
  • You can immediately request the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us.
  • You may request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • You can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, insofar as the processing is unlawful, but you oppose its erasure, insofar as we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or insofar as you have objected the processing pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds for processing your data override yours not to process your data.
  • You may request that the personal information you have provided to us be provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or that it be transmitted to another data controller.
  • You can complain to a regulatory agency. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your habitual residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.
  • You may object to the processing of personal data which you have not consented to and which is carried out in the public interest or in the overriding interest of the data controller or of a third party. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • If you wish to exercise any of your rights and/or receive further information, please contact us at: donneespersonnelles@ircam.fr  

7. Websites of third parties: consult their privacy policies

This website may contain hyperlinks to and from third party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot assume any responsibility or guarantee for third-party content or data protection regulations. Please be sure to read the applicable privacy policy before submitting any personal information to these websites.

8. Protection of your data: data security

We use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information sent to us.

9. Valid version, future amendments to this Privacy Policy and your information and consent

  • This data protection information is currently valid and as of 15 October 2019.
  • Due to the further development of our website and offers about it or due to changed legal or official requirements in the future, it may be necessary to change this Privacy Policy. The current data protection information can be retrieved and printed by you at any time on the website at : https://www.starts.eu/starts-privacy-policy/  
  • If you are a registered user of our Platform, we will also inform you of any changes to this Privacy Policy. We will do this both by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided us with and by automatically informing you when you log on to the Platform for the first time following a change to this Privacy Policy. If, in addition, further consent from you should become necessary for our handling of your data, we will of course obtain it from you before the corresponding changes take effect.

10. How to contact usage

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy you can contact us at: donneespersonnelles@ircam.fr  
You can write to us at:
Délégué à la Protection des Données
1 place Igor Stravinsky 75004 Paris